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The latest news, food for thought, recipes you’ll love, great advice on everything from raising kids to nurturing bees, plus videos designed to entertain, educate and enlighten. If you’d like to find out what’s on our mind – or let us know what’s on yours -- this is place to be.

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Tips for Handling a Newborn Baby

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Author: Seventh Generation

Whether you're a new parent, or a proud aunt or uncle, it can be intimidating to hold a tiny, fragile bundle of baby - especially if you haven’t spent a lot of time around newborns. Don't worry, not every new parent automatically knows what to do! Researching what to expect when you bring your new baby home can ease your anxiety and give you peace of mind as you bond with your new baby.

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Working From Home - With a Toddler Underfoot!

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Author: Liz Moorhead

As a work at home mom, distraction is one of my biggest obstacles to productivity. Working from home with a toddler underfoot makes that problem of distraction even worse. I'm grateful for the ability to help support my family while also being at home with my kids, but I've definitely had some trial and error around the best ways to keep my days productive - and my kids happy!

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A Story of Hope: Heather’s Battle With Mesothelioma

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Author: Seventh Generation

On our journey fighting for a toxin-free future, we meet inspiring people who drive home why toxin law reform is so vital. The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was passed in 1976 and has never been updated. As a result, tens of thousands of potentially harmful chemicals continue to be used without proper testing and without disclosure by the companies that produce them.

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Fill Your Home With the Scents of Fall - Naturally

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Author: Seventh Generation

As cooler air makes its way across the country, we’re reminded that the holidays are quickly approaching. From Thanksgiving decor to Christmas trees, our homes start to feel the holidays approach, too. This year, skip the artificially- scented candles and sprays and create your own simmer pot!

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Helping My Toddler Adjust to a New Sibling

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Author: Liz Moorhead

We recently brought home baby, and everyone is thrilled that he’s finally here- including my toddler son, much to my relief. We braced for jealousy, regression, and anger. We read parenting books and heard horror stories. But in the end, were lucky to find that our older son is super excited to have another small one in the house.

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Helping a Toddler Adjust to a Move

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Author: Liz Moorhead

A growing family often means needing a new space. So, after four years in our little apartment, it’s time to move on. We're leaving behind all of the little quirks and charms of this place that we’ve made our own. Moving has been an adjustment for the whole family, but for no one more than our toddler, who’s lived here his whole life.

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Wilder-less in the Wilderness

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Author: the Inkslinger

Nature is a big place. Its mountains and oceans are vast. Its forests and plains stretch forever. There’s a lot out there. But not as much as before because Earth has only half the wildlife today that it had just 40 years ago.

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Feed the Birds

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Author: Erin Gettler

It's the end of October, and the cold is settling in for more northern states. By now, many of your backyard bird neighbors may have departed southward, and you might be thinking of doing the same. Not every bird leaves for the winter, though. Even though birds who stay while the snow flies don't really need help from humans, feeding birds is a great way to get to know them better.

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Candy Overload? Avoid Too Many Sweets with a Halloween Swap

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Author: Seventh Generation

Halloween – a night filled with excitement, costumes that range from cute to spooky, and a huge amount of candy. When your kids finish trick-or-treating and come home with an overflowing bag of sweets, how do you handle balancing their excitement with your desire to minimize their sugar intake? Consider a candy swap!

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A Green Halloween: Kids Costumes from Recycled Materials

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Author: Seventh Generation

From fall foliage to pumpkin picking, October is always an exciting month. With all of that fun, the days seem to pass by a little too quickly, and next thing you know, Halloween night is right around the corner! We’ve found some easy, adorable costume ideas made from recycled materials that are sure to have your little ones be the talk of the neighborhood.

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